Friday TV Ratings 12/24/21: It’s A Wonderful Life Leads Another Christmas Eve, Prep & Landing Solid (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: NBC's broadcast of 1946 film 'It's a Wonderful Life' (0.61) barreled past its disappointing showing from twenty days prior (0.23) and bested all other competitors. Though the movie was about 20% below what it garnered last Christmas Eve (0.76), this is still a phenomenal performance for such a widely-accessible feature. Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.48, -0.04) slipped down to second-place after taking the #1 spot last week. On ABC, 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' (0.40) was six-hundredths behind the last time it aired (0.46) while 'Shrek the Halls' (0.39) was roughly a tenth lower than its 2020 airing (0.5). At 9, the 'Prep & Landing' block (0.38/0.45) rose dramatically from one year prior (0.31/0.28) and was followed by a Christmas-themed 'Shark Tank' encore (0.31). CBS had middling reruns of 'A Holly Dolly Christmas' (0.27), 'Kenny Rogers: All In for the Gamble' (0.28), and 'Blue Bloods' (0.24). The CW's 'Christmas Around the World' encore (0.07) tied the previous Friday's 'Hollywood Christmas Parade' (0.07). 

Finals Update: 'Shrek the Halls' (+0.1), 'Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice' (+0.1), 'WWE SmackDown' (+0.1) and repeats of 'It's A Wonderful Life' (+0.1), 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' (+0.1), and 'Kenny Rogers: All In for the Gambler' (+0.1) adjusted up. 



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMIt's a Wonderful Life (R)0.61/53.40NBC

WWE SmackDown0.48/41.97Fox

Olaf's Frozen Adventure (R)0.40/42.12ABC

A Holly Dolly Christmas (R)0.27/32.95CBS

Christmas Around the World (R)0.07/10.57The CW
8:30 PMShrek the Halls0.39/41.95ABC
9 PMDisney Prep & Landing0.38/31.71ABC

Kenny Rogers: All In for the Gambler (R)0.28/33.33CBS
9:30 PMPrep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice0.45/31.68ABC
10 PMShark Tank (R)0.31/31.38ABC

Blue Bloods (R)0.24/22.40CBS
(R) = repeat

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